Sunday, June 21, 2015

A COUNTRY IN DENIAL

When the Supreme Court declared that racism is no longer a problem in the US it was obvious that this country is populated by a large number of people who live in "denial" (Denial can involve a flat out rejection of the existence of a fact or reality) which results in what has been a rash of race-related acts of violence as not seen anywhere else in the civilized world.



We reinforce this by conveniently (with the help of the media) labeling these massacres as the work of "lone wolves"; isolated events completely unrelated to broader society. Nothing could be further from the truth.



First off let's get real about wolves. They run in packs.  Hate mongering racists run in packs and there are plenty of them to go around; the KKK is one example. Another are white supremacist/ neo Nazis gangs. Then there are the much larger packs of closeted racists who are by far more dangerous because they stay in the shadows and insidiously spread the hatred by looking the other way when one of their pack goes astray.




Authorities said Saturday that the man accused of killing nine African Americans in a venerable Charleston, S.C., church left a racist manifesto targeting blacks, Jews and Hispanics on his Web site, a white supremacist broadside that also appears to offer a rationale for the shootings.

The lengthy declaration, loaded with offensive racial characterizations of blacks and others, includes the conclusion that “someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.”

But the vast majority of the rant, which displays some unusually sophisticated language if all of it was written by Roof, a ninth-grade dropout, reveals a deep hatred of minorities — particularly blacks — and a strong belief in racist stereotypes.

“Negroes have lower IQ's, lower impulse control, and higher testosterone levels in generals,” the manifesto declares. “These three things alone are a recipe for violent behavior.”

The manifesto also condemns whites who have moved to the suburbs in search of better schools and neighborhoods, which, it declares “is just a way to escape [blacks] and other minorities.” That passage used an epithet for African Americans.

“I hate with a passion the whole idea of the suburbs. To me it represents nothing but scared White people running. Running because they are too weak, scared and brainwashed to fight,” the manifesto states. It also spurns patriotism as “people pretending like they have something to be proud while White people are being murdered daily in the streets.”